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What is LIGHTER1

LIGHTER1 is a revolutionary concept in Ultra Light Backpacking Equipment

LIGHTER1 is actually two products. A polycarb canister and a cooking pan that doubles as the lid for the bear canister.

LIGHTER1 is easier to open and when the lid of the canister is used as a cooking pan to heat water there are few alternatives that are any lighter.

The dual purposes of this patented product effectively reduces both the weight and volume that a backpacker must carry.


Well, it works!

I was backpacking in Colorado last week with one of your Lighter1 bear canisters and, sure enough, a bear tore through the spot where I had stashed my food!  It knocked my canister all around the clearing, but was unable to get into it.  I thought my canister had been carried off to some bear cave, but I found it in some bushes about 200 feet away.  Yay for keeping my food safe.

Marc N.

We love the Lighter1 canisters.  We hike regularly in the Western Sierra near Yosemite and the Ansel Adams Wilderness.  We have tried almost every canister on the market during prior trips.  None match the weight (light!) to capacity ratio, ease of use, or functionality.  The canister top doubling as a cook pan in pure genius.  And the Big Daddy is a perfect camp seat when the pan is not in use.  Well done all around.  Highly recommended.

Randy and Anne Marie Holliday, Camarillo, CA